Date of Award

5-17-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Karl Citek

Abstract

The documentation of the trends and progression of myopia has been a topic of many previous studies. This retrospective study was designed to track and analyze myopic progression in the pre-presbyopic adult years. Records of seventy-seven non-RGP/ PMMA subjects between 20-40 years of age were reviewed and then grouped by decade and gender for further data comparisons. Statistical analyses showed significant myopic progression, but there was no significant difference in levels of myopic progression between males and females or the 20-30 vs. the 30-40 year age ranges. Results show the need for further studies that will take into account additional data such as the subjects' occupation, level of education, race, axial length, and keratometry readings.

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